Limb Restoration Rehabilitation
Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
In patients with mild-to moderate stroke, an average of 70% of the recovery happens within the 3-6 months post-stroke (Prabhakaran et al., 2008; Krakauer & Marshall, 2015; Winters at al., 2016; Stinear et al., 2017) and upper limb recovery remains incomplete in most patients despite therapy (Kwakkel et al., 2002; Krakauer & Marshall, 2015; Lang et al., 2016; Winstein et al., 2016; see Stinear et al., 2017 for a review of recent trials). However, even when rehabilitation is provided at the chronic stage of stroke, some individuals do benefit from treatment at the activity level. In this talk, we will use whole brain white matter analysis to show which pathways were found to be predictive of recovery of arm function in chronic stroke in those who benefited from a 8-week upper-limb task specific training.